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Phase II Study of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in Adult Patients With Primary Malignant Brain Tumors


Phase 2
18 Years
N/A
Open (Enrolling)
Both
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors

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Trial Information

Phase II Study of Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 in Adult Patients With Primary Malignant Brain Tumors


OBJECTIVES:

- Provide antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1 as treatment for patients with incurable primary
malignant brain tumor that has progressed during or is recurrent or persistent after
prior standard therapy, including radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy.

- Describe the response to, tolerance to, and side effects of this regimen in these
patients.

OUTLINE: Patients receive gradually escalating doses of intravenous antineoplastons A10 and
AS2-1 6 times per day until the maximum tolerated dose is reached. Treatment continues for
at least 3 months in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients
achieving complete response (CR) continue treatment for an additional 8 months after
reaching CR.

Patients are followed at least every 2 months for 1 year, every 3 months for the second
year, every 3-4 months for the third and fourth years, every 4-6 months for the fifth year,
and then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 20-40 patients will be accrued for this study.

Inclusion Criteria


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- Histologically or cytologically confirmed incurable primary malignant brain tumor
that has progressed during or is recurrent after prior initial therapy, including
radiotherapy

- Failed prior standard therapy

- Measurable disease by MRI or CT scan

- No brain stem tumors

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

- 18 and over

Performance status:

- Karnofsky 60-100%

Life expectancy:

- At least 2 months

Hematopoietic:

- Hematological function normal

- WBC at least 2000/mm^3

- Platelet count at least 50,000/mm^3

Hepatic:

- No liver failure

- No evidence of hepatic insufficiency

- Bilirubin no greater than 2.5 mg/dL

- SGOT/SGPT no greater than 5 times upper limit of normal

Renal:

- No evidence of renal insufficiency

- Creatinine no greater than 2.5 mg/dL

- No history of renal conditions that contraindicate high dosages of sodium

Cardiovascular:

- No uncontrolled hypertension

- No history of congestive heart failure

- No chronic heart failure

- No other cardiovascular conditions that contraindicate high dosages of sodium

Pulmonary:

- No serious lung disease, such as severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Other:

- Not pregnant or nursing

- Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 4 weeks after study
participation

- No medical or psychiatric illness that would preclude study treatment

- No active infection

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

- At least 4 weeks since prior immunotherapy

- No concurrent immunomodulating agents

Chemotherapy:

- At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy, except in patients with disease
progression during initial therapy

- At least 6 weeks since prior nitrosoureas, except in patients with disease
progression during initial therapy

- No concurrent antineoplastic agents

Endocrine therapy:

- Corticosteroids allowed

Radiotherapy:

- See Disease Characteristics

- At least 8 weeks since prior radiotherapy, except in patients with disease
progression during initial therapy

Surgery:

- At least 4 weeks since prior surgery, except in patients with disease progression
during initial therapy

Other:

- Recovered from prior therapy

- Cytodifferentiating agents allowed

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Response rate based on tumor measurements taken at 12 weeks

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Stanislaw R. Burzynski, MD, PhD

Investigator Role:

Study Chair

Investigator Affiliation:

Burzynski Research Institute

Authority:

Unspecified

Study ID:

CDR0000066512

NCT ID:

NCT00003475

Start Date:

February 1996

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
  • recurrent adult brain tumor
  • adult medulloblastoma
  • adult glioblastoma
  • adult anaplastic astrocytoma
  • adult anaplastic ependymoma
  • adult anaplastic oligodendroglioma
  • adult central nervous system germ cell tumor
  • adult subependymoma
  • adult ependymoblastoma
  • adult pineoblastoma
  • adult meningeal hemangiopericytoma
  • adult choroid plexus tumor
  • adult grade III meningioma
  • adult grade II meningioma
  • adult giant cell glioblastoma
  • adult gliosarcoma
  • adult supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET)
  • adult pineal gland astrocytoma
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Nervous System Neoplasms
  • Central Nervous System Neoplasms

Name

Location

Burzynski ClinicHouston, Texas  77055-6330